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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Dorman SUMMER READING '09 Starts June 1st!

NO BOOK LEFT UNREAD (NBLU) Summer Reading Incentive

The media center is excited to announce a summer reading program in collaboration with the DHS English department. Students and faculty may read books from the Dorman summer reading program, the 2009-2010 South Carolina Young Adult Book Award list, or select their own reading material. June 1 - August 31 keep track of the number of pages you have read by using the reading log. Last year Dorman logged 421,421 pages read over the summer!



Read It!
Log It!
Blog It!
Have summer reading questions? Ask them here!

15 comments:

Shanquita said...

So for the 10 grade honors students we don't have to do an assignment for the reading??

Mrs. Moore said...
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Mrs. Moore said...

For 10 Honors, you need to read the play and the short stories. We encourage you to annotate well because you do not know if your English class will be first or second semester. If your class is second semester, you will want to review your annotations in preparation for the class. The summer reading will be tested in the first few days of your English class. You will be asked to discuss the works, write about the works, and take tests on the works. I hope this information helps.

HDaves said...

For Honors English 11,are we able to read the Bantam Classic Series of Joyce's Dubliners instead of the Penguin-Century Classic? Barnes and Nobles only carries the Bantam version and none of them in the Spartanburg - Greenville area carry V for Vendetta- you have to special order it.

Mrs. Moore said...

HDaves, I'm going to notify the two teachers who teach 11Honors and let them respond to you. I'm guessing that the version of Dubliners won't really matter as long as you are able to read the stories that have been assigned. We had some problems a couple of years ago with V, so I'll let them tell you how to proceed.

Mrs. Colwell said...

For 11 Honors, any publication of Dubliners will be fine - just be sure it has the correct stories in their entirities in it. For V for Vendetta, I will try to see if I can get the Spartanburg store to order some copies to have in stock. Check this blog in a week or so - I'll have an update for you.

BlackButterflyLMK said...

Mrs. Colwell, I'm taking Honors 11 next year also and I was wondering the same thing about Dubliners, because Barnes and Noble doesn't have that version, so I'll just go back tomorrow and get another version. Do we have to read the Graphic Novel for V for Vendetta? It's fine if we do, it's just really expensive and I was just wondering why we need to read a comic book. I already finished Brave New World, it's a great book, lot's of things to think about after reading that.. Have a great summer everyone! Lisa

Mrs. Colwell said...

Lisa,
If buying all three texts is too much, get a copy of the stories you need from Dubliners from this website: http://www.bibliomania.com/0/0/29/63/frameset.html
The quotation marks on this Internet version are not authentic for Joyce's writing style, but the rest of the text is pretty accurate. Just know that if you get me for the course, we'll be reading other stories from the book, so you'll have to go back to this site later on. Plus, The Dead is pretty long, so be prepared for a lot of printing! But, to save money, this will help. Also, check out used book websites like this one (http://www.alibris.com/) to obtain a cheaper copy of V. I saw several copies of V on this site for under $10. V is a nice complimentary text to BNW, and it is a piece of British Literature from the later portion of the 20th century, which is a time period that's hard to get to in a course that starts with the Anglo-Saxons and traces British history. Also, it's a different genre of text, and analyzing different types of texts is something you need practice with, especially if you plan to enter AP your senior year. I hope this helps!

Amber. said...

Ok.
so i was in cp last year. but lately its been really to easy for me. My teacher told me if i make a overall grade of an A in he class that she'll change me to honors if thats what i wanted to do or felt more comortable. Well im really not sure if i am or not this school year but i dont wanna find out that i am and not have read the books. So what do i do?

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Mrs. Moore said...

If you are not sure if you are taking honors this school year, then you need to contact guidance to find out what English you are scheduled to take. If you are scheduled for honors, then check out the summer reading brochure that was mailed with report cards, or check it here on the Dorman website to find out what you need to read over the summer.

Anonymous said...

I have a question.
Is there a difference between pre-ap and honors English for the summer reading? Also, if you are in grade 10 Honors English, do you have to do the assignment for the summer reading?

Mrs. Moore said...

Anonymous, 10 Honors and Pre-AP are the same course. We just use both names. Usually you will see the course listed as English 10 Honors/Pre-AP. We use both names to indicate that it is an honors level course and that it is a class to be taken before AP Language and AP Lit. Last year at DFC you probably took English 9 Honors/Pre-AP.

As for the summer reading, if you are taking 10 Honors/Pre-AP, then you must complete the reading assignments. During the first few days of class, you will be tested on the reading and you will write essays about the reading. For 10 Honors/Pre-AP, you must read A Raisin in the Sun, and from the book Great Short Stories from Hawthorne to Hemingway, you must read "Bernice Bobs Her Hair," "A White Heron," "Paul's Case," and "The Untold Lie." We do suggest that you annotate as you read to help you as you review the texts. Right now you do not know if you will have English first or second semester. If second semester especially, then good annotations will help you prepare for the tests and essays.

I hope I've answered your questions, and we'll see you in a few weeks.

Meghan said...

I have a quick question regarding the summer reading for English 10 Honors. I understand that we have to do a collage or essay for each book. For the Great American Short Stories book, would the English teachers like me to pick one short story to discuss, or would they like me to do one project that includes the discussion of all four stories?
(By the way, I posted this question in what I think was the wrong blog spot. If you recieve two of the same question, please just disreagard the other post and answer the one found here.)
Thank you!

Mrs. Moore said...

Meghan, for 10 Honors you do not have to make a collage or write an essay over the summer. You need to read A Raisin in the Sun and the four short stories. When you get into your English class, you will take tests on the reading and write essays on the reading. All you have to do over the summer is read the selections. We suggest that you annotate because you do not know if your English class will be first or second semester. If the class is second semester, good annoations will help you remember the selections and prevent your having to read them again.